Optical practices to stop providing routine sight tests

The following is a joint statement from the Optometric Fees Negotiating Committee (OFNC), Optometry Scotland, Optometry Wales and Optometry Northern Ireland.

Viral conjunctivitis and COVID-19

A joint statement was released by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and College of Optometrists on 19 March.

RCOphth asks ophthalmologists to ‘show leadership’

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists has issued advice and guidance for ophthalmologists regarding COVID-19.

A message from the editors

Right now you may be self-isolating, self-learning about Covid-19 and / or selflessly looking after family, friends or folk next door who need supplies, meds or general cheering up, albeit at a distance. Some of us might be redeployed, frantically...

A trip up north: Eye News Symposium 2020

New accents, friendly smiles and haggis served with my traditional morning breakfast, I knew at this point that I was a long way from the south of England, where this story begins.

New national programme of sight tests in special schools

As a result of SeeAbility’s campaigning, NHS England are planning for a new national programme of sight tests and glasses dispensing in England’s special schools from 2020. SeeAbility’s model of sight testing is less stressful for children with learning disabilities...

New IGA research award

Applications open for new £50,000 glaucoma research Allied Healthcare professionals award The International Glaucoma Association (IGA) announces call for applications for new £50,000 Allied Healthcare professionals award for glaucoma research. The new award, which opened on 21 October 2019 and...

St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital receives recognition and support

In 2017 the St John Ophthalmic Association (SOA) was established by ophthalmic practitioners across the world to support the St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group. The purpose of the Association is to broaden the ophthalmic expertise available to St John and its staff.

Trends in Opthalmology hosts Grand Ball in honour of Sir Harold Ridley 70th anniversary

Sir Harold Ridley spent his working career at St Thomas' and Moorfields Hospital specialising in ophthalmology. During World War II, Ridley saw Royal Air Force casualties with eye injuries and observed that when splinters of acrylic plastic from aircraft cockpit...

Eye News to host educational day focused on AI and new technology

We’re delighted to announce that we will be hosting a symposium again next year as part of Eyecare 2020.

SILMO 2019: Anything goes, but sustainability grows

Trying to spot the trends at this year’s SILMO in Paris, one of the largest optical fairs in the world, was a tough ask. Thin metals, especially in rose gold, abounded, but that’s now; tomorrow remained elusive.

Eye News Uncovered Image Auction (supporting Fight for Sight)

Our charity auction is now live and bidding is open on the amazing, one-of-a-kind artworks featured on our front covers.